It started with the Denver Quilt Fest. There were trunks with glass sides so you could see the quilts inside. My husband asked if I would want one someday. Pretty much I don't like the idea of making a quilt and then burying it somewhere. I responded that it was really neat but I hadn't made us any quilts. (true story, I've made bed quilts for kiddos but no snuggle up on the couch quilts) So then I got thinking that I needed to get on that.
I had an idea kicking around in my brain but wasn't totally sure how it would work. Then my local quilt shop announced a little contest. They supply a little fabric, you supply the rest, and you make something small and enter it. I jumped on it as a chance to try out my idea on a small scale.
My mom once said that if I ever make something I just don't like she would be willing to take it off my hands. And it's not that I don't like this, but I just can't look at the zig zag stitching around my applique. So when I do it for real, and much bigger, it will have turned edge applique. But for a trial run, it works.
I'm making this a working clock because otherwise what do you do with a little fabric cuckoo clock. I'm not a quilt on the wall type. When I do it as a quilt someday, it won't be a real clock. I was thinking about five big blocks, each monochromatic and have the times be the times each of our family members were born. I like the idea of it, I'm all about personalizing and going detail crazy. I also wanna make the cuckoo clocks each different, a forest, a woodcutter, a dude with a stein of, you know, a root beer float. Stuff like that. Someday, someday.
But the really big work that isn't really in progress yet, my MIL is coming next week and the guest room/sewing room doesn't have much room for a guest right now. Yikes.
linking up to WIP Wednesday over at freshly pieced
have you voted yet? I made it to the finals in the baby quilt category. I'm the texture crazy jungle.